And just like that, April is over?! 2018 is going by way too fast!
This month, we saw many hydrating and moisturising releases, even a supercharged moisturiser that promises to lift skin while hydrating. Flawless, natural, well-hydrated skin is in right now, and it shows with the advent of highlighters, even body luminizers.
1. DrGL Moisturiser Collagen Boost
This isn’t just a regular moisturiser – it’s a supercharged one. Packed with the power of sea buckthorn, jojoba oil, and algae extract, this new offering from DrGL is slated to become the revolutionary addition to any skincare routine. We’ve already broken down just how powerful this moisturiser is in this article.
The moisturiser even comes in a unique packaging, with four mini tubs packed into a premium box to make sure you’re only getting the freshest product on your face each time.
Each box comes with a double-ended applicator, one end of which is a regular spatula for taking product, and the other is a smooth rounded ball tip that can be used to massage in the goodness of the moisturiser and stimulate blood circulation for better absorption.
DrGL Moisturiser Collagen Boost retails at SGD78 for one 10-ml tub and SGD268 for a box of four.
2. Fenty Beauty Beach, Please! Summer 2018
Summer collections have a special place in our hearts because it is, after all, the season that we live with all year round here in Singapore. Fenty Beauty’s summer collection this year hits hard with the emphasis on bright, glowy skin and overall luminosity.
Of the entire collection, we were particularly intrigued by the Fairy Bomb Glittering Pom Pom (SGD62). Have you ever seen anything so extra?! You basically bounce this pom pom all over your body, especially on the higher points of your shoulder and collar bone, distributing glitzy glitter to blind all your haters.
The Fenty Beauty Beach, Please! range is available at Sephora.
3. Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Perfector
With the increasing demand for natural beauty and the upsurge in popularity for an effortless “no makeup” makeup look, the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Skin Perfector has been released at the perfect time to meet that call.
The product is termed as a “skin tint”, and is available in four warm shades which will bring back that much-needed glow to your face while still remaining lightweight, buildable, and above all, natural. It also contains SPF25 PA++, which we’re never saying no to.
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Skin Perfector retails for SGD58 at all Make Up For Ever boutiques and at Sephora.
4. L’Occitane Amande Delightful Body Balm
Almond oil has long been renowned for its hydrating properties, so imagine it being infused into your favourite moisturisers. It isn’t a pipe dream anymore – L’Occitane’s cult classic Amande range uses Almond as its star ingredient for all the products within the range. Look forward to a whole new sensorial experience even as the almond oil gives your skin the hydration that it deserves.
The newest addition to the range is the L’Occitane Amande Delightful Body Balm, exactly the moisture that your skin needs to hang on to its plump suppleness.
L’Occitane Amande Delightful Body Balm will retail for SGD56 at L’Occitane stores and online from 3 May 2018.
5. ZÉLL-V Green Wonder Cream+
Established in Germany, ZÉLL-V is making its name in therapeutic cellular therapies that target anti-ageing, beauty enhancement, and general health. Their latest addition to their arsenal of anti-ageing elixirs is the Wonder Cream+, which uses proprietary formulations that include their patented Swiss Heat Activated NanoTechnology™.
The Wonder Cream+ and its companion product, the Phytocell Serum+, are infused with cultured Alps phytocells in order to boost your skin’s natural anti-ageing mechanisms to rejuvenate and revitalise your skin from inside out.
ZÉLL-V Green Wonder Cream+ retails for SGD130 at ZÉLL-V outlets at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Shopping Centre, and Ngee Ann City.
6. HERA x Edith Carron Secret Party collection
Korean beauty fans, it’s time to rejoice because another iconic Korean beauty brand is going to land on our shores for the first time! We are excited to share that luxury Korean brand HERA will be opening its first counter at Takashimaya Department Store on 10 May 2018.
Now, you no longer have to wait until your next holiday to South Korea to replenish your beloved HERA products. To sweeten the deal, Singaporean beauty junkies also be privy to HERA’s limited edition S/S 2018 collaboration with French illustrator Edith Carron. The Secret Party Collection will be celebrating the first anniversary of the iconic HERA Black Cushion, a cornerstone of the BB cushion scene in Korea.
Products that will be available in the collection include:
- HERA x Edith Carron Secret Party Black Cushion: SGD75, available in two shades
- HERA x Edith Carron Secret Party Black Face Designing Blusher: SGD60, available in two shades
- HERA x Edith Carron Secret Party Black Lip Box: SGD82 for a box of three lip colours
- HERA x Edith Carron Secret Party Black Rich Curling Mascara: SGD45, available in two colours
- HERA x Edith Carron Secret Party Black Cell Essence: SGD99
The HERA x Edith Carron Secret Party collection will be available at the new HERA counter in Takashimaya Department Store from 10 May 2018 onwards.
7. Kat Von D Beauty Summer 2018
This summer, Kat Von D is expanding her rebellious beauty to the eyebrow department. The brand is already well-known for normalising crazy lip colours, and now they’re about to do the same with brow colours.
Who said brow pomades had to be in varying shades of brown? Girl, get with the program and look smart with whatever rainbow (or rain-brow?) colours your heart desires with the new Kat Von D Beauty 24-HR Super Brow Long-Wear Pomade that will be available in an astounding array of 16 shades.
Products that will be available in the collection include:
- Kat Von D Beauty 24-HR Super Brow Long-Wear Pomade: SGD29 each, available in 16 shades
- Kat Von D Beauty Pomade Brow Brush #70: SGD28
- Kat Von D Beauty Brow Struck Dimension Powder: SGD31
- Kat Von D Beauty Powder Brow Brush #75: SGD28
- Kat Von D Beauty Signature Brow Precision Pencil: SGD31
The Kat Von D Beauty Summer 2018 collection will be available at Sephora from 10 May 2018 onwards.
8. Biore UV Make-Up Base
Biore has finally ventured in the world of makeup at last, with this makeup primer packed with UV protective properties. There are three variants in the series for different skin types, but all of them contain at least SPF50+ and PA++++.
The Make-Up Base comes in a light gel texture that will absorb quickly without any sticky after-feel. It also contains moisturising ingredients and is also fragrance-free, to make sure that it’s really gentle enough for even the most sensitive of skins.
The Oil Control variant is a sheer tinted gel which is specially formulated for oil control, drying to a soft matte finish. The Bright Up Base is a pink-tinted gel with pearlescent pigments to brighten up the skin and cast a glow on the face, most suitable for those with dull skin. Last but not least, the Covering Base is a nude-coloured gel that provides higher coverage to cover up blemishes and even out the skin tone.
9. Mamonde Moisture Ceramide Line
Moisturising your skin has never been so easy before. The new Mamonde Moisture Ceramide Line now comes with doubly concentrated with Hibiscus extract and ceramides to also strengthen your skin’s moisture barrier to help the hydration stay.
Products in the Mamonde Moisture Ceramide Line are:
- Mamonde Moisture Ceramide Skin Softener: SGD30
- Mamonde Moisture Ceramide Emulsion: SGD32
- Mamonde Moisture Ceramide Light Cream: SGD45
- Mamonde Moisture Ceramide Intense Cream: SGD45
The Mamonde Moisture Ceramide Line will be available from May 2018 onwards at the Mamonde boutique in Takashimaya S.C. (B1), its counters at Tangs Vivocity and Isetan Tampines, and on Lazada.
10. La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence in Foundation
Is the makeup world ready for this new launch by La Prairie? This year, they will be the first brand to ever launch a compact cushion foundation infused with their signature Caviar Water, all in the name for that flawless perfect face.
The Caviar Water is the product of the research efforts that La Prairie has invested into the power of highly concentrated caviar infusion. It also uses an Exclusive Cellular Complex to rejuvenate and revitalise the whole production of new skin cells, going back to the root of it all. Of course, the SPF25 and PA+++ in the cushion will also do its part in the anti-ageing process.
La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence in Foundation retails for SGD370 at La Prairie counters.